Forwarded by the DC Statehood Green Party. End US Wars is a nonpartisan coalition.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
End US Wars
“No You Can’t!” Rally at the White House on December 12
Unity among Peace Movement Groups against Obama War Escalation — Warning of Reprisals to Troop Surge
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 am to 4 pm
WHERE: Lafayette Park in Washington, DC
CONTACT: Laurie Dobson, 207-604-8988, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON DC — Over 100 leading peace activists have announced an ‘Emergency Anti-Escalation Rally’ at the White House on December 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., to reject President Obama’s planned military escalation in Afghanistan. The rally is organized by End US Wars (http://www.enduswars.org), a newly formed coalition of national and
grassroots antiwar organizations, with endorsements from leading peace leaders.
Rally organizers are calling for the left wing to end its support for Obama now he has committed to a troop surge, and to condemn and oppose Obama’s war policy. In addition, the process will begin to replace Obama with an anti-war candidate, and to remove any pro-war legislators. Protests will intensify against U.S. war involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq and any other countries.
Speakers include: Cynthia McKinney, Sen. Mike Gravel, Kathy Kelly, Chris Hedges, David Swanson, Phyllis Bennis, Rev. Graylan Hagler, Coy McKinney, Debra Sweet, Brian Becker, Mathis Chiroux, Lynne Williams, Hon. Betty Hall, Elaine Brower, Marian Douglas, Michael Knox, Ralph Lopez, Ron Fisher, and statements from Col. Ann Wright, Stephen Zunes
and Granny D (turning 100). Jordan Page, Emma’s Revolution, and Head-Roc will be among the performers.
End US Wars ‘Open letter to Obama’, posted on the website, demands that Obama keep his promise and end the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars; call a ceasefire on Predator drone attacks over Pakistan; and begin immediate reconstruction and recovery in war torn regions.
Along with the rally on Saturday, December 12 at 11 a.m. in Lafayette Park, the film “Rethink Afghanistan” will be shown Friday December 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Busboys & Poets, 14th and V Streets, NW, Washington, DC.
For information, email email@example.com or visit http://www.enduswars.org